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in 2005. the man behind all these numbers, nbc's senior political editor, mark murray, joins me now. mark, this is fascinating stuff, well-timed is and fascinating. it feels like abortion, the conversation about abortions feels kind of like the conversation about gay rights, where the country is changing on a bedrock issue. am i overstating it? >> no, you're not, and one of the fascinate things about politics is politics can change. bill mcinturff, the republican pollster who co-founded this survey ended up saying, this is a profound change. and it probably goes to saying why during the democratic primary we heard so many references to abortion, women's rights, and you look at these numbers right now, and the poll for the first time, there is a majority saying that abortion should be legal. previously, when we asked this question, only with one exception, the majority said it should be illegal, either with or without exception. so a really profound change here. >> can we go inside the numbers a little bit? i think it's interesting. do you guys have a sense on where that change has come? o
me now mark murray. so mark, interesting numbers out there. there was another poll indicating i believe it's about 22% of republicans believe that there needs to be some kind of gun control legislation. so we know there's a divide here but what we don't know is the plan from the white house specifically. will they put the president out on the road? what is the next full throttle step here? >> well, the plan is to have the president on the road. first vice president biden hitting the road tomorrow, going to richmond, virginia, with new governor caine and making a political campaign on this. the question is, how much of one and will be able to see that in the days ahead and particularly after the state of the union address this coming up february 12th. but there is the campaign. but tamron, when you look at the different pieces of legislation that the obama white house wants, what democrats want, some of the things like the assault weapons ban that senator dianne feinstein unveiled today, advocates believe it's hardest thing to get passed with the senate and the senate democrats.
keep their toys. >> nbc's senior political editor, mark murray is here, and he joins me now. and mark, it seems is if at any time a party gets thumped, they always have this come to jesus moment. we need to change what we've been doing before, we need to radically alter our strategy. reince priebus is going to say this to the rnc. "it's time to stop lacking at elections through the lens of battleground states. we have four years until the next presidential election, and being a blue state is not a permanent diagnosis. simple outreach a few months before an election will not suffice. in fact, let's stop talking about reaching out and start working on welcoming in." what can the gop really do? and as you know very well, you saw the party insiders, there's a tremendous divide between party insiders and the grassroots. what can they really do to try to nationalize as a party? >> well, luke, where republicans are right now is where democrats were just eight years ago. that is good news if you're a republican party. but the republicans, a lot of them are actually take an all of the above ap
political editor mark murray. mark, explain the coverage of this so far. i think "the l.a. times" called an evolution, not a revolution and what some people anticipated what might come. >> well, in the filibuster reform taken off as a measure of democrats, from liberaling who were very frustrated by the change of pace in the u.s. senate. throughout its history, the united states senate has been the world's greatest deliberative body and sometimes they deliberate a little bit too long but the white house actually said that they supported the modest measures and it depends on where you are on the united states senate. sometimes when people want quick action now, those people were disappointed but if you believe in evolutional or gradual change as president obama sometimes does, you would end up taking that half or a third of a loaf. >> okay. so progressives, though, certainly have not had a good time hearing about this and specifically coming out and being very stern in reaction to harry reid. take a listen to rachel maddow. >> wow, harry reid, yeah. this is the day everybody was looking f
analyst mark murray. good morning, mark. >> good morning, alex. >> explain how the plan would work. >> most electoral votes across the country are apportioned by a win evener take all basis. for example, if a candidate wins the election in virginia, they get all the electoral votes. this was being considered in states like virginia, michigan, pennsylvania, the electoral votes would be apportioned by congressional district. and just to show you how much things would end up changing, due to all the gerrymandering with the concentration of a lot of democratic votes in urban areas to a handful of congressional districts, mitt romney would have had more electoral votes in the state of virginia, nine to barack obama's four, even though barack obama won the state by four percentage points. and 150,000 overall votes. >> that's the state of virginia and overall, you look at the numbers, romney would have gotten 273, obama, 262, if it had gone that way nationwide. that's an extraordinary change. but the question, this constitutional? >> it is. states are allowed to decide how their electoral
the senate. right now they have 45 seats. the democrats at 53. nbc news senior political editor mark murray joins me to talk more about this. mark, this puts a number of states in play now. we talk about west virginia after jay rockefeller's retirement and possibly south dakota, massachusetts as well. how possible is it for the gop to pick up six seats in 2014? >> it is possible. but it will be difficult. democrats are playing defense right now, thomas, given these retirements. but also just the terrain that the 2014 senate map will be on. there are democrats up for re-election in arkansas, alaska, louisiana. and now you end up having that open seat in west virginia. all of those four states haven't been hospitable territory for democrats in national elections, particularly presidential ones. but this is an eternity in politics. when november 2014 rolls around. there's a very long time. just two years ago no one thought democrats would be able to pick up senate seats at this point two years ago. at this point four years ago no one thought republicans would be having the very big november 20
. >>> before the presidential election, we discussed business owners. murray energy joao robert murray told employees if they did not give money, their jobs would be in jeopardy. in midsummer he said the company would shut down the plant, the red bird west mine which employed 56 people because of the president's policies. murray is starting to hire at the mine, again. the company denies reopening a plant and will hire back 42 or 43 people for a drawdown that will take place over the next several years. so, what you should know for the week coming up. it is now illegal to unlock your smartphone if you purchased it after saturday. unlocking or cracking a phone is a process to use your phone on any cell network, not just the one to which it is contractually tied. they granted an exemption to the act to allow them to engage in the practice. wireless carriers could sue consumer who is purchase and unlock their phones. this is a copyright regime that is broken and dysfunctional. the resume of the president's choice to head up the security and exchange commission. she's a federal prosecutor with e
to budget chair murray. we're going to do a budget this year. and it's going to have revenues in it. and our republican colleagues better get used to that fact. >> senator cruz? >> david, i'll mention there was an area of substantial agreement with what chuck just said. he said we should never, ever compromise the full faith and credit of the united states. i agree. and in fact, there is a bill that i am co-sponsoring, the full faith and credit act, which provides that, regardless of what happens to the debt ceiling, the united states will always, always, always meet its debt. we will never default on its debt. that was introduced in 2010. it didn't pass because harry reid and president obama didn't want it to pass. they wanted to raise the specter of a default to use. so, chuck, you and i could make news right now on national television, would you agree to support the full faith and credit act and take the possibility of a default off the table? >> i support the mcconnell proposal. let us raise the debt ceiling. no strings attached. and if the president can raise it as he should be able to
to come out of the senate, and i think patty murray is going to do a very good job on that, is going to reconcile with the kind of budgets we're looking at. >> jared bernstein who absolutely deserves the nobel peace prize, thank you, sir, thank you for joining us. and we'll be right back. ♪ alright, let's go. ♪ shimmy, shimmy chocolate. ♪ shimmy, shimmy chocolate. ♪ we, we chocolate cross over. ♪ yeah, we chocolate cross over. ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing fiber one 80 calorie chocolate cereal. ♪ chocolate. 80 calorie chocolate cereal. did you just turn your ringer off so no one would interrupt and.us?one. oh no, i... just used my geico app to get a tow truck. it's gonna be 30 minutes. oh, so that means that we won't be stuck up here, for hours, with nothing to do. oh i get it, you wanna pass the time, huh. (holds up phone) fruit ninja!!! emergency roadside assistance. just a click away with the geico mobile app. is a better car than camry. to argue would be rude. nissan altima. with moving-object detection. lease now. just $199 per month. visit choosenissan.com. roa
the deficit down. i've talked to leader reid. budget chair murray. we're going to do a budget this year, and it's going to have revenues in it. and our republican colleagues better get used to that. >> so this is still a fight between how much spending cuts and how much taxes. the president got his -- >> well, simpson-bowles said let's get rid of the high tax rates. the president doesn't seem to be in favor of that mpt you had $1 trillion in tax increases with obama care. he just got new tax increases at the beginning of this month. and now they are calling for even more tax increases, and they are not calling to cut spending. they are calling for spending increases. so basically what they're saying is, they want americans to pay more so washington can spend more. that's not going to help the economy, and that is not going to close the gap and balance the budget. the reason we want to balance the budget is not to make the numbers add up. we think that's necessary for growth and opportunity. we think it's necessary to make sure that our kids don't get this debt that they won't be able to
, part of the team that wrote that, mark murray and nia-malika henderson is back for round two. let's play the reaction of the 2016 talk and tying it in to the inauguration. let's play it. >> you guys in the press are inkor ini incorrigible. you are talking about elections from years from now. >> i'm out of politics and forbidden from hearing these questionings. >> i don't know if i enjoyed the more the president's comment or her laughter. mark, with that said for the people angry that we're talking about 2016, let's talk about the importance or significance of that interview and why the president and this is key here, he wanted and pursued this opportunity. >> it was to give thanks to hillary clinton. it is important to note that five years ago to this date, tamron, barack obama and hillary clinton were preparing for super tuesday. it was a contest that hillary clinton won some big states and barack obama emerged with more delegates. five years later, here they are on the same page and democratic party more unified than ever been and at least in decades and one of the reasons why i
of the senate. something interesting we are seeing is the new budget chair, patty murray putting a face to it. part of the problem with the democratic platform in terms of the budget, we took the backseat and waits. patty is putting a human face on it. you can't keep cutting, if you do, this is what's going to happen to the american population. >> it's less about a budget. one that is, in certain ways sort of saying -- >> defense. >> according to my understanding of the constitution, they have the fiscal responsibility -- >> primarily in the house. >> not correct. the constitution says clearly that the only thing the congress is supposed to do every year is to pass appropriations bills. those bills should be guided by a budget. >> that's right. >> i'm 61 years old. do you know how many times congress passed a budget in my lifetime? four. it's an f minus. if they got paid for performance -- it's your job. they are not following the constitution. >> right. >> it's an interesting point. one of the thing that is folks may not realize about the budget is that more than 50% of it is automatic. >> t
be very difficult. harry reid said it will be patry murray in charge of the budget to deal with these other issues. >> so the president -- one of the president's top priorities is global warming. and you're saying that's probably not going to pass through a democratic senate. what about gay marriage? what about gay marriage bills? what's the likelihood? this is another top priority for the president. the president has a democratic senate. what's the likelihood of the democratic senate, under the leader some of of harry reid, passing sweeping -- i'm just asking, you don't think so? >> there's a bill that promotes the constitutional right to gay marriage. that's not going anywhere, obviously. everybody's waiting for the supreme court. >> mark halperin, let me ask you the same thing, the president's top priorities that were laid out. we hear that republicans are going to be obstructionist. what is the likelihood of us getting sweeping global warmi i legislation or gay marriage legislation? >> i think i know where this is going. >> actually, you understand my point. the point i
they will put forward a budget proposal, chuck schumer and patty murray and others are saying there will be new revenue in it. talk to mitch mcconnell said it's settled based on the raising of rates from the fiscal cliff deal, so there are some real divisions. and monday seems like a long, long time ago already. >> it certainly does. >> joe? >> yeah, mike. >> pick up on sam stein's point about immigration. today is a red-letter day on that issue. two signal events. one in today's "wall street journal," jeb bush, former florida governor, calls for comprehensive immigration reform. that's what the president wants. that's what democrats are pushing for and what republicans are resisting. jeb bush, one of the most powerful voices in the party, said they should go the president's way on that. fix it in a big bill. second, sam stein's colleague, john war, points out on huff post that marco rubio, florida senator, is very smartly trying to change the vocabulary of this debate, detoxify the term amnesty which has allowed talk radio, conservatives to dismiss almost any move on immigration. he's saying w
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